The remains of a doomed Antarctic plane, buried beneath layers of ice and snow

Frekish Point Dec 6, 2018

A slurry of snow and ice whipped through the air, erasing any and all visibility. The wind caused the aircraft to thrash around and beat the plane so hard it ripped off pieces of its exterior. Soon, the Pegasus was dropping toward the frozen desert below.


Miraculously, the 80 people aboard the plane survived the crash with no major injuries. They were all rescued and able to carry on with their Antarctic research largely unharmed, though likely a bit rattled. It crashed atop the ground and skid along the ice before finally drawing to a halt.


Now, anyone who happens to find themselves near the McMurdo Station can try to take a trip to the crash site. The Pegasus is still there, resting beneath a blanket of snow. Most of the plane is usually covered by layers of ice and snow, though people do like to unbury it to take photographs or carve their names onto its exterior.


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